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Nominal category marking on personal names: A typological study of case and definiteness

Handschuh, Corinna (2017) Nominal category marking on personal names: A typological study of case and definiteness. Folia Linguistica 51 (2).

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This paper investigates differences in encoding the two nominal categories case and definiteness between proper nouns (more precisely anthroponyms) and common nouns, based on a maximally diverse 40-language sample. These differences can be found in a number of unrelated languages, though the majority of languages appear to not distinguish between proper and common nouns. However, this ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK) > Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine und vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
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Keywords:; personal name; common noun; case marking; definiteness; typology
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Language > 400 Language, Linguistics
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39181
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